Creative Art Director / Designer / Artist

Jacob Maraya

Kansas City, KS

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With my extensive experience in advertising, I am able to art-direct and create innovative and engaging campaigns for various consumer brands. I have a strong background in integrated marketing, with skills in creative direction and new media. Currently residing in Kansas City Metropolitan Area, I am open to full-time or freelance projects, both remotely and on-site.

*Freelance / Art Director / Designer / Artist
2022 - Present (Available for Freelance or F/T)
Kansas City Metropolitan Area (On-Site or Remote)

*Digitas (IL) / Associate Creative Director
2021 - 2022, Chicago, IL via Kansas City, KS:

*The Futures Group / Associate Creative Director
2020 - 2021, Kansas City, KS:

AMC Theatres / Loyalty Art Director
2016 - 2020, Leawood, KS:
AMC Stubs, Food & Beverage, Film Marketing

Barkley / Sr. Art Director
2014 - 2015, Kansas City, MO:
Blue Bunny, Children's Health, FoodSaver, Cargill

*Freelance / Sr. Art Director / Designer / Artist
2011 - 2013, CA (On-Site & Remote)

Publicis / Senior Art Director
2007 - 2011, New York City, NY:
Charmin, Citibank, Vicks, CitiField, Total Brand, Bounty, Jamba, AdWeek, Oral-B, Sit Or Squat, Hilton Honors,

BBDO (NY) / Art Director / Designer
2005 - 2007, New York City, NY:
M&M’s, AT&T,, Bank of America,
Cingular, Pizza Hut, Lowes Home Improvement

*Freelance / Art Director / Designer / Studio Artist
2002 - 2004, New York, NY:
Fallon & KraftWorks

Hal Riney & Partners / Art Director / Designer
1998 - 2002, San Francisco, CA:
Sprint PCS, HP,, Replay TV, Saturn, United Way,, DoughNet, EV-1

*Freelance (Art Direction / Design / Artist):
Harmony Project KCMO
The Decksperts, KS
Primavera Outdoor Solutions, KS, KS
Traffik, CA
Stearns Lending, CA
Intex, CA
Angel’s Box, CA
Leona Laurie Consulting, CA
Motionstrand, CA: Avanir, Honeywell
Ignited, CA
CommonGround, IL
Fallon, NY: Timberland, Time, Virgin Mobile, Starbucks
KraftWorks, NY: Aldo, Cointreau, Wonderbra, Playtex & InStyle Magazine

Chapman University / Bachelor of Arts degree in Advertising, with a focus on creative arts and psychology.
Orange, CA
Interned with clients at Rubin Postaer & Associates in Santa Monica, CA: Honda National & Kubota.

University of Technology (Study Abroad Program with Chapman University) Concentration on Film Design and Advertising.
Sydney, Australia

Miami Ad School / Art Direction
Miami, FL
Portfolio Program & Interned at DDB Chicago. Clients included Bud Light, Henkel Products and Capital One.

Art Center at Night / Art Direction & Creative Writing
San Francisco, CA

Nominated Student of the Year and Featured in Lürzer's Archive • Westminster Asian Arts Festival • One Show Pencil • The San Francisco Show • ADDY‘S Gold (State, Regional, National) • AdWeek Icon Award • Effies • New York Festivals • Clios • Work Exhibited at Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum for • Yahoo! Create For A Cause Contest Winner $750,000 in free media for BoostUp.Org • O’Toole Awards • FCS Portfolio Awards/NY • Radio Mercury Awards top 50 Finalist with Jenny Grant • Communication Arts

Creative Suite knowledge (Adobe Creative Suite) • Creative Marketing Concept • Clean & Well-Constructed Design • Creative Team Management • Messaging & Branding Consistency • Brand Creation & Reinvention • Packaging & POS Design • Corporate Identity Branding • Photography Direction • Project Coordination • Content Strategy • Concept Development • Creative Direction • Advertising Campaigns • Marketing knowledge • Adobe InDesign • Figma • Packaging Design • Organizational Skill • Adobe Photoshop • Client Presentation • Typography • Superior Organizational Skills • Deadline-Oriented • Storyboarding • Complex Problem Solver • Layout Design • Proficient in Adobe Acrobat • Design Thinking • Design Research • Excellent Team Player • Friendly, Positive Attitude • Dependable & Responsible • Supervision & Leadership • Amateur Surfer & Yoga • Nomad Traveller • The Rescue Project (Fostering abandoned, neglected & forgotten animals.)